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Old 09-26-2018, 10:45 PM
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18x10s all around with 285/35R18 tires. Torq Thrust II in gray. 5.6" back spacing if I remember right. I have small spacers (10mm I think?) because the rears were very close to the frame and would occasionally rub. Offset trailing arms as well.


Those look familiar! These are my track wheels, 18x10, 5.74" backspace with a 0.1" spacer for an effective 5.64" backspace, 295/30R18 tyres.
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Old 09-28-2018, 04:56 PM
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Those look familiar! These are my track wheels, 18x10, 5.74" backspace with a 0.1" spacer for an effective 5.64" backspace, 295/30R18 tyres.
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Looks great! Which 295/30R18s do you run at the track and how do you like them?
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Looks great! Which 295/30R18s do you run at the track and how do you like them?
At the moment I'm using cheapo Nankang AR-1s - I think they're quite good for the money (much better than I'd have expected from the brand), but I haven't done a direct compare with another set of semis yet. Well, apart from the set of Continental ContiforceContact semis that I originally fitted to the wheels that were total garbage - they were over 5 years old, and had way less grip than my 185/40R17 Continental ExtremeContactSport street tyres! Pretty sure I could pick up a second or two on most tracks by going to the Yokohama AO50s - which I think are near impossible to buy outside of Australia and Japan, but are widely regarded as the competition tyre to have almost regardless of car over here. But the Yokies are about 2.5 times the cost (they're ~$450US a corner in a 295/30R18 or 295/35R18!) of the Nankangs, and I'm having trouble justifying that! I'm still able to compete with and beat a lot of cars on the Yokies, so the Nankangs aren't bad.



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